Thursday, January 19, 2012

Fr. Miguel Pro and the century of Christian martyrs




The Twentieth Century is the century of Christian martyrs. Upwards of 30 million Christians have been murdered for their faith in the past century, most at the hands of atheists of one brand or another. Above is a photograph of Blessed Father Miguel Pro, a Jesuit priest in Mexico who was murdered by firing squad by the Mexican government on November 23, 1927. Fr. Pro was murdered for defying the virtual ban on Catholic worship in Mexico under the atheist-socialist government of Plutarco Elias Calles, an anti-Catholic bigot who rigorously enforced the provisions of the 1917 Mexican constitution to essentially outlaw Catholic worship. Fr. Pro was falsely accused of complicity in an assassination attempt on a former Mexican president, and he was shot without trial. The government circulated photographs of the execution in the hope of scaring other priests and faithful as well as Cristero rebels who were trying to defend religious freedom in Mexico. The photos had the opposite effect, enraging the populace and highlighting the atrocities by the atheists who had seized power. As Fr. Pro was shot, he extended his arms as if he were on a cross, and shouted "Vivo Christo Rey"!

To get a sense of the fervor of the atheists in Mexico for the annihilation of Catholicism and the imposition of a strict atheist civic life, an anecdote about Garrido Canabal, Mexican minister of agriculture at the time and former Governor of Tabasco who was particularly fervent about the eradication of Christianity in Mexico, is revealing: Canabal, an atheist intent on leaving no doubt as to where his sympathies lay, named his three sons Lenin, Lucifer, and Satan.

It's worth keeping in mind that the atheist program to eradicate Christianity from American public life has antecedents. "Separation of church and state" and its variants has been a rallying cry from anti-Christian and anti-Catholic bigots from Jacobians in 1792 to Bolsheviks in 1917 to the Mexican National Revolutionary Party in 1927 to the Ku Klux Klan in 1933 to the Freedom from Religion Foundation in 2011. Some atheists use state violence, some use terror, some use legal blackmail and coercion. The aim is the same. The tactics are situational.

We in America are merely in a small skirmish in a much larger and bloodier onslaught against Christian faith. 

17 comments:

  1. When studying in Mexico in the '90's I came across a beautiful mountain top shrine/sanctuary in the State of Guanajuato (right outside the city of Guanajuato) known as 'Cerro del Cubilete'. I was there to study an old priory in the city, but was so amazed by the site of this statue overlooking the valley, I had to pay a visit.
    Man! Am I glad that I did.
    A Gorgeous situation and a beautiful shrine.
    It is a replacement shrine, as the original was literally bombed by the fanatic Calles, but rebuilt in the 40's.
    It was an amazing place to visit. The air and the view alone were worth the trip, and I returned the next morning for a service.
    There is also a very cool little museum run by a friar who speaks EXCELLENT English, which was good as my Spanish was/is functional, but not exactly fluent.
    The new(er) sanctuary museum and library are dedicated to the Cristeros was dedicated by the former President of Mexico, Vincente Fox.
    Vivo Cristo-Rey!

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  2. Protecting our right not to have Christians use the government to force Christianity down our throats with Christian banners and science denying Christian curriculum in our schools isn’t part of a bloody onslaught against Christian faith. Send your kids to church all you want, but don’t expect those who don’t share your faith to be happy about paying tax dollars to have the public schools as another avenue for spreading and reinforcing your religious beliefs.

    -KW

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    1. No, KW--you are the ones using the force of law to force us to celebrate your sexual perversions. Your "scientific worldview" says a little cutting and change of wardrobe says that someone whose every cell screams "XY!" is a "woman".

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  3. Canabal, an atheist intent on leaving no doubt as to where his sympathies lay, named his three sons Lenin, Lucifer, and Satan.

    As usual, you have to resort to lying. Canabal did have a son named Lenin. However he only had two children, and the other was named Zoila Libertad. Will you ever get tired of being a lying sack of shit?

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    1. According to Wikipedia (back online - praise FSM):

      He even had a farm with a bull named God, an ox and a hog named Pope, a cow named after Mary, and a donkey named Christ.

      I'll call my next parrot Egnor.

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    2. Troy,
      Interesting analogy. Not only will the parrot know his natural role and sport an unusual level of intelligence, but he/she will no doubt outlive you. An fitting spiritual metaphor that contrasts harshly with your cattle-like faith in 'progress'.
      Low on, my good beast.

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  4. This post reminds me of Matthew 10-16:

    I'm sending you out like sheep among wolves. So be as cunning as snakes but as innocent as doves.

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    1. Whether my next parrot will outlive me depends on the species. The popular Budgie is unlikely to get older than 10 years. I suspect I'll still be around by then.

      I have to admit it might be insulting to the parrot's intelligence to call it Egnor. But then again, my previous Budgie died because he landed in a pan of boiling milk.

      I didn't know that cattle have faith in progress. As for myself, I don't have all that much faith in progress, seeing how easy it is to brainwash people into believing the most outlandish nonsense.

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    2. @troy

      I agree with you: just look at the huge number of people that believe in darwinism and/or scientism!

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  5. Pépé,

    Your parents let you get at their computer keyboard again?

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    1. Poor anonymous, you really don't have the faintest idea of why you exist. Maybe you should read more…

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    2. I exist because of my parents. Yours need to tuck you in because you're up past your bedtime again.

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  6. Plutarco Elias Calles wasn't a real atheist because he ... he ... he ... well, he just isn't.

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    1. I didn't notice anyone here denying Calles was an atheist, did you? He almost certainly was an atheist.

      The no-true-Scotsman fallacy is typically committed by Christians, not by atheists.

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    2. KT Cat:
      exactly! Elias Calles wasn't a real atheist; he was a 'strident atheist'.

      http://books.google.it/books?id=WOBRb0wKpocC&pg=PA58&lpg=PA58&dq=&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22a%20strident%20atheist%22&f=false

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  7. The difference between Dr. Egnor and PeeZee Myers blog?

    Dr. Egnor lets atheists rant all they want.

    PeeZee, a.k.a. le frileux, has a Dungeon, where we burn in hell IN THIS LIFE! He thinks he is GOD.

    Well, my choice is clear...

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